I agree too. Firing someone publicly and immediately is tacky. It sounds like people were all over the AD to fire Kiffin and the pressure to do something immediately took precedent over doing it right.
"He makes it really easy on you as a coach because he has tremendous football instincts," Michigan tight ends coach Jay Harbaugh said. "Things come really naturally to him. He doesn't have to see things too many times. He has a good sense for how things should look and feel, and he's a tough, physical guy."